30 Days of Writing: Create a Book in a Month



30 Days of Writing is a practical online course for writers and artists who'd enjoy the challenge of putting together a book in a month. The course is especially suited to anyone who'd like to take on a short project not necessarily linked to a book project you're working on. It's an opportunity to create that passion project you've been mulling over for years...

The online course is devised so that you can start a project from scratch and complete a first draft by the end of June. The course is a month-long commitment throughout June, and will benefit anyone who'd like the inspiration and support to write daily for 30 days alongside other writers from around the world.

The course includes:

  • 2 x 30-minute one-to-one consultations at the start and end of the course. In the first, we'll pin-point a manageable project for you to work on throughout the month. In the second consultation we'll look at ways of refining your draft and explore possible avenues of publication.
  • Daily prompts and suggestions. There'll be general prompts to work from, as well as prompts specific to your project.
  • Ongoing and personalised feedback throughout the course.
  • Advise about self-publishing, zines, and photobooks. Suggestions about places to submit your work for publication.
  • Two copies of 12 Doable Writing Projects.
  • The workshop is devised to suit writers of all levels who are willing to try out new ways of writing and thinking about writing.  

Dates: 1 June - 1 July 2019

Fee: £260 (£200 early-bird rate before 30 April)  

limited to 15 participants 

About the tutor: Shaun Levin is the author of Snapshots of The Boy, A Year of Two Summers and Seven Sweet Things, amongst other books. He is the creator of Writing Maps and runs The A3 Press, a new independent chapbook press. Shaun has been teaching creative writing for over twenty years and has worked closely with writers at all stages of their journey towards publication.

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Collectivism Residency



Haarlem Artspace is seeking 5 individuals to join us for our Spring
project ‘Collectivism’ which involves a four-day residency and
one-day conference bringing people together for an exchange
of ideas on the themes of collectivism, resilience and
collaboration. The one-day conference Resilience through
Collectivism will be the second Derbyshire Creative Heritage
conference and is in partnership with Junction Arts.

Haarlem Artspace provides quality, dedicated studio space for
contemporary artists, writers and other creative businesses
alongside a public programme of cutting-edge exhibitions, talks
and events designed to engage and inspire. The residency invites
five artists, writers, curators or researchers to join us in the space for
four days plus the final conference day. This will be an opportunity
to join our studio holders and associates and guests from Instituto
Procomum in Brazil, our partners on the British Council’s Developing
Inclusive and Creative Economies programme for five days of
dynamic activity. The residency is jointly facilitated and co-curated
by artist Alice Gale-Feeny and artist and Haarlem Artspace
Director, Olivia Punnett.

Our aims are to demystify artistic and collaborative working and
encourage debate, reconsidering rural contemporary arts and the
experiences of resilience through collectivism. Participants will
engage in activities exploring how the collective multidisciplinary
studio experience invigorates an individual’s practice. Work will be
documented using writing, drawing and digital recording and will
be shared on a new digital platform following the residency.
Haarlem Artspace (within Haarlem Mill) is based in Wirksworth, a
market town on the edge of the Peak District National Park that
once had a thriving lead mining and quarrying industry. The town
has an unusually large artistic and creative population, in part due
to the 25-year history of its annual Wirksworth arts festival, which
now attracts more than 4000 visitors each year. There is a distinct
community ethos here, and the town is very much a creative hub
with a strong sense of place.
Activities undertaken on the residency can include anything the
individual would like to work on within the spirit of the themes. This
is an opportunity to share your work with other people and work in
the context of a vibrant shared-studio space. You may equally
have a specific project that you want to carry out over the
week. We would like one of the participants to document the

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Late Fall Writers Retreat 2019 | Literary Arts







The Late Fall Writers Retreat is a self-directed program that offers time and space for writers to retreat, reconnect, and re-energize their writing practice. In addition to a single room, which doubles as your private studio, you will be surrounded by acommunity of artistic peers. You will have the opportunity to attend inspiring talks and performances and meet with guest faculty to consult on your work.

What does the program offer?

This self-directed residency offers the opportunity to work away from the constraints of everyday life. Delve deep into your creative project and take advantage of the artistic community of your peers around you. The program provides opportunities for consultations with guest mentors, and optional group sessions led by guest mentors that allow writers to explore literary tools, aspects, and devices that you may find useful in your practice.

You may also sign up for additional walks and day trips within Banff National Park as well as campus-wide activities organized by our Participant Resources team.

This flexible program allows you to choose the amount of support you are looking for. All program elements are optional. Participants can request to extend their stay. Mentorship will not be offered during extended stays. These requests will be approved based on availability of accommodation (additional room and meal fees will apply). 

Who should apply? 

Writers in all creative genres are invited to apply. The program is designed for emerging and established writers with a proven publication record seeking a period of dedicated time to work on a project in any genre.

We welcome writers from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Program Fee (single room): $2 218.22+GST

Help fund your experience at Banff Centre! View a compiled list of external national and international opportunities here. Funding from Banff Centre is not available for this program.

Application Deadline: August 21, 2019
Dates: December 02 - December 14, 2019


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Eyelands 9th Short Story Contest




Welcome to Eyelands 9th International Short Story Contest! We’re looking for short stories, of 2.500 words maximum in any genre on the theme of “Round Midnight”. The competition has been running for 9 consecutive years with increasing success. Every year, we are delighted to give the opportunity to writers from all over the world to see their work published in English and Greek and also to enjoy a week's holiday in a beautiful beach house on the island of Crete! The contest is run by Eyelands online literary magazine and Strange Days Publications.

The contest runs from March 20th through June 20th, 2019

Theme of the contest: “Round Midnight”

Word Limit: 2.500 words

First prize: A week’s holiday on the island of Crete (for 2)

First three winners’ stories published in two different anthologies (Greek and English).

All the stories of the Shortlist will be published in a special English edition, released through & strangedays books.

All shortlisted writers will also get a free copy of the book, certification document and a book from Strange Days Books.

An interview with the first prize winner will also be featured in online literary magazine.

Judge: Gregory Papadoyiannis

Entry fee: 10 €


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Fee Detail: 
10 euros
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Carrying Across - Crossing Disciplines as a Form of "Translation"




For Interim's July issue, we are seeking work that crosses disciplines in the form of "translation." The origin of the word translate means "to carry across." While translation usually occurs across languages, we are looking specifically for work that is carried across one art form to the other, or work that seeks to create new forms altogether. Perhaps you've created dance informed by the structure of a particular sonnet, or you've taken a famous dance or performance art piece you found inspiring and translated its rhythm, structure, and images into a poem. We are looking for this kind of challenging work. 

We are open to work produced in English as well as work produced in other languages that has been translated to English. If the poetry is written in another language and translated into English and then turned into a performance (or performance into poetry), we are happy to consider it. As with any translations, the original and the translated work should be submitted together (for both discipline translation and language translation). Collaborations and experimental work are very welcome here as we believe the truth is always experimental. Please make certain all collaborators are informed of the submission and general guidelines in terms of rights and rights reversion. 

We are looking for poetry in performative forms, performance in poetic forms, and anything that exists interstitially between poetry and performance. We are open to artwork, new media, and hybrid works of poetry. For reference, we define performance as any form of theater, dance, dance theater, movement theater, videos of dance and movement, and anything that falls under the umbrella of performance art. Artwork (paintings, drawings, sculpture) related to this theme will also be considered.

Please familiarize yourself with our previous performance + poetry issue: Vol. 35, Issue 2

Poems and Translations of Written Poetic Work: Submit three to six poems in a single document. 

Hybrid, Video, and All Multimedia Work: Please include all work in a single file whenever possible. 

Artwork: Please upload up to six (6) high-res files containing your work, preferably in PNG or JPG format, 800-1500 pixels wide. 

For All Submissions: If any of the work included in your submission is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw the submission containing that file using Submittable. There is no need to notify us of withdrawals outside our Submittable account.

Copyright and Permissions: If you are using music or translating another wriiter's work across languages or disciplines, please make certain to gain permission to use this prior to submitting it to us. We take copyright seriously. 

Deadline: April 15, 2019

We look forward to spending time with your work! 

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“Abstract” International Call - Art & Literature Journal - Deadline April 30, 2019





| Theme:

Abstractions are all around us. Ideas can be abstract; existing as an idea, feeling or quality but not having a tangible existence. Some conversations can be abstract, vague and theoretical and not based on particular examples or facts. And of course, there is abstract art which evokes feelings without trying to realistically represent the appearance of people or things. Abstract art, like poetry, offers a fragment of a mysteriously familiar narrative without directly revealing it in a realistic way. Reveal your most ABSTRACT thoughts.


| Eligible Submissions:

Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, photos of performance art, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.


| Highlights:

Publication in a brilliant art magazine and online 2-year exhibition. Four top applicants will receive a feature section with a profile written about them. Up to 40 applicants will be selected for the full exhibition, all to be showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.


| About ArtAscent:

The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers, for artists and writers. This is our art! ArtAscent provides opportunity for the voice of writers and vision of artists to shared in a professional and accessible platform. We are a bright community of creatives and art lovers.

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